Tattoo Business Licensing

Overview

Tattoo artists and parlors must comply with state and local laws. This often requires minimum health and safety standards, as well as holding the proper tattoo services licenses. Ensure your business will run smoothly with LicenseLogix research, filing and compliance services. We will help keep your business open and legal.

Background

State and local governments issue tattoo artist licenses and tattoo parlor licenses. These businesses may also be subject to general business licenses. The license application and review process is generally aimed at upholding the safe and hygienic practice of tattoo application. Some tattoo services licenses require educational prerequisites such as blood-borne pathogen training and first aid training. Others require apprentice programs to be completed prior to full licensure. License fees range from $10 to $500, and may depend on the number of “stalls” in a tattoo parlor. Most licenses must be renewed either annually or biennially.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

Tattoo artist licenses and parlor licenses are intended to protect patrons against the spread of serious ailments and infection. The state, county, and local authorities actively investigate and crackdown on unlicensed tattoo services. Operating without a license or with a lapsed license can lead to suspension, probation or permanent revocation of a license. Monetary penalties are often imposed.

How we help your business:

  1. We stay up-to-date with changing requirements and forms so you can focus on the job at hand.
  2. We complete tattoo services license applications efficiently and correctly, allowing your staff to save valuable time struggling to obtain the proper licenses.
  3. Once your tattoo services license has been issued, we ensure that you remain compliant with all licensing laws.

More Resources:

- National Tattoo Association
- US Food and Drug Administration: Tattoos & Permanent Makeup


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